Monday 11 December 2017

Sharon Stone will face trial for alleged racist abuse

Sharon Stone has lost her bid to have a lawsuit from her former nanny thrown out of court, paving the way for a potentially ugly trial over claims that the actress subjected the Filipino worker to racist abuse.

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that Erlinda Elemen, who claims she was the target of "derogatory comments and slurs" by the 'Casino' star, can proceed with her allegations of harassment, failure to prevent harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination.

The decision was the second legal blow for Stone (55) whose former housekeeper, Angelica Castillo, also filed a lawsuit for wrongful termination last week.

Stone denies the claims. A statement from her lawyers dismissed them as "bizarre".

Ms Elemen's allegations will be aired at a trial now scheduled to start on July 30.

Irish Independent

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